THE HD WALLET - Setting the bar for quality (Canceled)
A slim RFID blocking wallet designed to not wear holes in your pocket, won't get bent out of shape and sets the bar for quality.
Your typical wallet
Top & side view shown with 5 cards
COLORS & COMBINATIONS
Stretch Strap is made from a durable High Quality Proprietary Silicone material.
The HD wallet is slim, durable, protects from RFID hacking and keeps items securely, this makes it perfect for:
Jogging, cycling, working out.
Concerts, sporting events.
Hiking, camping, urban survival preparedness.
About a year ago my credit card information was stolen and $200 was removed from my account, I think what bothered me, wasn't so much the money as it was the fact that someone was able to steal it from me, I felt somewhat violated. An aluminum RFID blocking wallet would have prevented that, had they been skimming for my credit card information.
The problem is that, most RFID blocking wallets are usually, leather wallets lined with RFID shielding material, these would eventually wear out though. Another option are those that look like miniature metal purses, I've got nothing against purses, I just rather not carry one. Then there are metal plate wallets, these are cool but they are usually made from thin metal plates or have harsh edges which can easily wear holes in your pockets and can also get bent out of shape. That's why I designed my own.
Designed with thicker plates and beveled edges that work to avoid damaging clothing, the machined fascia was incorporated into the design to help keep the stretch strap in place and maintain a slim profile.
I didn't stop there - It's beautifully precision machined from solid aluminum and it comes in a very cool set of surface finishes, setting the bar for quality and high-level craftsmanship like no other wallet.
We worked with a specialized metal finishing company to help achieve the gorgeous finish- its hand buffed, glass bead blasted, hard anodized and sealed.
HD Wallets are CNC machined from solid plates of aircraft grade aluminum, no expense spared. The result is a level of precision that can't be achieved through molding or casting. They feel solid and durable and look amazing.
- Dimensions- 3.8" x 2.3" x .25"
- Material- Aircraft Grade Aluminum
- Key holder / lanyard attachment point
- Anodized in Black or Silver
- Stretch strap colors: Stealth Black, Modern Grey or Classic Brown
Soft Stretch Silicone strap is made from a High Quality Proprietary Silicone material, its durable and stretches up to 8 times its original size without tearing and rebounds to its original form without distortion. Its ozone and UV resistant.
RFID skimming (wireless identity theft):
RFID skimming, is capable of reading and tracking of your credit cards, drivers license and passports when RFID enabled.
RFID Skimming is a form of digital theft, which enables information from RFID based smart cards to be read and duplicated. It can be used as a form of wireless identity theft or credit card theft among other forms of information theft. Typically it works by illegitimate reading of RFID chips at a distance using a cheap RFID reader device, which downloads the card information. From there, it can be written to a new blank card, which then operates in the same manner as the original legitimate card. Because the data is identical on both cards, and the information is only copied, it makes no difference if the original data is encrypted or not. RFID skimming has been demonstrated as far back as 2008 and as recently as 2013, however levels of theft are difficult to determine, as victims typically do not know how their card data was compromised. The HD wallet's aluminum plates block RFID when fully inserted, keeping your information safe.
Lower back pain and your wallet:
" Many people create their own “awkward posture,” even if they have an ergonomically designed work station and think their posture is perfect. They ruin everything simply by keeping a big, fat wallet in their back pocket. In fact, the wallet does not even have to be that fat to have a negative effect. Nowadays, we see a lot of people suffering because they keep their cell phone in their back pocket and sit on it. You see, when you sit on a wallet or cell phone, it un-levels your pelvis, which then un-levels your entire spine. This will cause abnormal stress and strain throughout your entire spine, muscular and nervous system. It can cause LBP, mid-back pain, neck pain, sciatica, headaches and more. "http://backinmotionchiropractic.com/pain-posture-sittin/
Manufacturing will be done by my two selected manufacturers. As of the launch of this project, the CAD modeling is done, prototypes have been machined, anodized and proven. I have worked closely with two separate metal machining facilities both domestic and abroad.
I received prototypes from my selected manufacturer and negotiated a price for large scale production as well as received a lead time for it.
I have also selected and received a quote from a well established US based manufacturer of the Silicone stretch straps, these though, are not your ordinary silicone bands and are only available on a "made to order-bulk purchase" basis.
The next step is to place the order with both manufacturers. After the order is placed with the manufacturer, there is a lead time of 2 weeks for the manufacturing process and the wallets will be at my door 7 days thereafter, for a total of 3 weeks between ordering and shipping out to my Kickstarter backers.
Any additional wallets will be shipped soon after if my goal is exceeded.
The wallets will arrive to me 99.9% completed, all that will be left to do is to secure the two aluminum plates with the stretch strap, package and ship.
Your pledge will go directly to the manufacturing of both the Aluminum plates and the High Quality silicone stretch straps.
Only if the goal is met I'll be able to manufacture the HD wallet on a large enough scale to achieve the quality required at a reasonable price.
Risks and challenges
I don't anticipate any setbacks and I'm confident I can manufacture and distribute the HD wallet even if the Kickstarter goal is exceeded. If there is an unexpected problem with one of the manufacturers I have another lined up at my disposal for the metal machining and anodizing work. I also have multiple manufactures available for the manufacture of the Silicone Stretch straps.
Having a flexible schedule and years of experience managing a successful online store has made dealing with suppliers and manufacturers as well as managing and shipping multiple orders, second nature.
- (30 days)